Imperishable Beauty — 1 Peter 3:3‑6

How you dress is a spiritual exercise. We should not believe that how we dress has nothing to do with our faith for our clothing reveals what is in our heart. In this portion of his first epistle, the Apostle Peter instructs the ladies of the church on how to think about clothing.

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God’s Calling for Wives — 1 Peter 3:1‑2

In today’s unbelieving society, it can be tempting for Christians to be embarrassed by the Apostle Peter’s directive for wives to submit to their husbands. But as Pastor Nate Harlan says, these commands for wives are glorious.

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Entrust Yourself to God — 1 Peter 2:18‑25

Since the time of the apostles, Christians have faced unjust hostility from the unbelieving world. But how are we to respond? The Apostle Peter shows us that we are to conduct ourselves like our Lord Jesus did when He faced unjust suffering.

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Church and State — 1 Peter 2:13‑17

How can we honor a government that refuses to honor God? That is the question the Apostle Peter addresses in this section of his epistle. The answer is that in everything we do, we are to live as a slave to God.

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You Are God’s People — 1 Peter 2:9‑12

When God’s people question their identity in Christ, we can fall into doubt, hopelessness, and even outright sin. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us of what we have received from God so that we will live lives that are consistent with that identity.

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A Rock of Offense — 1 Peter 2:4‑8

What is the church? And what is her purpose? The Apostle Peter tells us that the church is the true living temple, and thus, God’s people are always in the presence of God. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s sermon on 1 Peter 2:4-8.

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Taste and See — 1 Peter 2:1‑3

The Apostle Peter’s directions to the church are so simple: Stop doing those sins! Long for pure spiritual milk! Pastor Nate Harlan helps to fill out the meaning of these straightforward verses in 1 Peter.

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Love One Another Earnestly — 1 Peter 1:22‑25

The primary fruit of the second birth is not pure doctrine. It’s love for your brothers and sisters in Christ. And in the shadow of the cross, love often means suffering for them.

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Ransomed To Be Holy — 1 Peter 1:13‑21

Why has Christ ransomed His people? It is not so we can rest on our laurels. Instead, we are ransomed so that we may be holy, for we owe Christ our trust, loyalty, and obedience. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s sermon on holiness.

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Prophecy Fulfilled — 1 Peter 1:10‑12

God does not expect us to make a blind leap of faith in Jesus. Instead, He points us to what He has done in history. Christians trust Jesus because He has fulfilled every prophecy He proclaimed. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s latest sermon on 1 Peter.

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The Outcome of Faith — 1 Peter 1:6‑9

When we face trials, we often ask God, why? Why does a good God subject His children with difficulties? God doesn’t give us specifics, but He offers the general answer right here in 1 Peter. Hear the encouraging word from Pastor Nate Harlan.

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Blessed Be Our God and Father — 1 Peter 1:3‑5

Being a Christian is difficult because of the hostility we face and because of our own sin. But if you feel like giving up, you are looking for hope in the wrong place. The Apostle Peter points us instead to the grace shown to us in Christ.

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Elect Exiles — 1 Peter 1:1‑2

This world is hostile to Christ the King. Inevitably, that hostility is applied to His servants. In the face of this hostility, what is the source of our peace? The unconditional love and grace of God the Father for His people. (The audio is now the correct sermon.)

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